Schedule of Events

Monday, October 28

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Exhibitor Move-in
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration Open
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Training Workshops and Research Sessions
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Golf Tournament – Shotgun start at 2:00 PM*
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Women in Emergency Management Happy Hour, sponsored by BHP, Chevron and Shell Oil Company
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Haunted Ghosts & Spirits Tour in the French Quarter*

Tuesday, October 29

Exhibit Hall Hours 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
8:00 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Address
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Networking Break, sponsored by BNSF, in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Count Dracula’s Blood Drive – Sign up here
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Mega Session: Tank Fires and Channel Spill – Harris County & Houston – Air, Land, and Sea Event
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Exhibitor Showcase Presentation: Remove, Separate & Recover 100% of Pollution
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Voodoo on the Bayou Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall, sponsored by A&B Labs
6:15 PM $1k a Day Prize Giveaway Drawing

Wednesday, October 30

Exhibit Hall Hours 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM 
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Relax and Recover Breakfast, hosted by LiquidFrameworks (invitation only)
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM Count Dracula’s Blood Drive  – Sign up here
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM General Session: State & Federal Updates
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Meet & Greet with the State & Federal Regulatory Agencies
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Nightmare on Bourbon Street Reception in the Exhibit Hall, sponsored by Clean Harbors
5:45 PM $1k a Day Prize Giveaway Drawing
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Exhibitor Move-out

Thursday, October 31

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Exhibitor Move-out
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions

 *Schedule of events subject to change
* Additional registration fees for these events 

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Planning Committee

State Host: Marty Chabert, Oil Spill Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Rex Anderson, Crisis Management Lead, TransCanada

Charles Armbruster, Coastal Resources Scientist Manager, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Michael Baccigalopi, Oil Spill Advisor, BP Gulf of Mexico

Ben Badon, Emergency Response Advisor, EHS Central Services, Hess Corporation

Roy Barrett, President, The Response Group

Bradford Benggio, Scientific support coordinator, NOAA – Office of Response & Restoration

Kevin Borne, Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

Victoria Broje, Sr. Emergency Response Scientist, Shell Projects & Technology

Ron Cantin, President, EMSI

Robert Chambers, Director to SVP ERMS, Global Risk Solutions and President Spill Control Association of America (SCAA)

Josh Clifford, Project Manager, QualiTech Environmental

Gina Coelho, Principal Senior Scientist, Sponson Group Inc.

Charles Comerford, Regional Manager, National Response Corporation (NRC)

Tori Copeland, Biologist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Jennifer Crouch, Principal CEM & Security – GOM, BHP Billiton

Cory Davis, Principal Consultant and Senior Vice President, CTEH, LLC

Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Helen Dubach, Manager, Readiness, CTEH RM

Christopher Dufore, Oceanographer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Greg Duncan, Director, CM&ER, ConocoPhillips

T. J. Dunnahoe, Vice President, Stantec

Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association / Teichman Group

Tj Engstrom, Director-Emergency Services, Clean Harbors

Cody Fisher, Chief, Emergency Services Division, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

John Gerken, Vice President, Pace Analytical

Leo Guidroz, Division Manager, Oil Stop Division of AMPOL

J. Jill Heatley, Associate Professor, Zoological Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

Nathaniel Hough, Operations Manager, Kirby Marine Transportation

Steve Jeffcote, Principal, CEM and Oil Spill Response, BHP Billiton

Nicholas Lacroix, Coastal Resources Scientist, LDNR/Coastal Management Divsion

Joshua Latino, LDNR/Coastal Management Division

Jeff Leonick, Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

Lawrence Malizzi, Sr. Manager, OBG Part of Ramboll

Angie Martin, Vice President, Heritage Environmental Services

Jimmy Martinez, Deputy Director, Texas General Land Office

Frank May, Response Supervisor, Marine Spill Response Corporation

Lt. Charron McCombs, Incident Management Division Chief, U.S. Coast Guard MSU HOUMA

Stephanie McQueen, Emergency Response and Preparedness Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation

Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director, Wildlife Response Services, LLC

Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA

JT Newman, President, E3 Environmental

Mike Noel, Commercial Director, HWCG

David Palandro, ER&S Advisor, ExxonMobil Corporation

Kevin Palm, Sr Business Development Manager, National Response Corporation (NRC)

Paul Panetta, Chief Scientist, Applied Research Associates, Inc. | Ohmsett

Frank Paskewich, President, Clean Gulf Associates

Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O’Brien’s

Robin Paulos, Coastal Resources Scientist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Pat Peavler, Manager, HSE Management System, TOTAL E&P USA, INC.

David Pertuz, Sr. Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

Emily Poe, Emergency Management Specialist, Phillips 66

Jake Rodriguez, Partner, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

Larry Rowland, Business Development Manager, GHD Services

Lisa Saint, HSSE & ER Advisor, BP Shipping

Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District

Chris Sanfilippo, Environmental Manager – Eastern Division, Texas Petroleum Investment Co.

Roger Scheuermann, Consultant, HWCG & Independent Consultant

Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas

James Shuler, Emergency Response Manager, Energy Transfer Partners

Robert Simmons, President, Environmental Science Services

Bryant Smalley, Oil Spill & Response Team Leader and Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA, Region 6

Jackie Smith, Business Development, OMI

Tommy Stone, Emergency Services Superintendent, Valero Refinery-Meraux LLC

John Temperilli, VP Disaster Response, Garner

CW03 Matthew Tilimon, Response Marine Safety Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard MSU Port Arthur

Jon Wickersham, Emergency Response Program Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company

Andrew Willoughby, Kirby Corp.



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Networking Events

With more than 2,000 spill response professionals expected to attend CLEAN GULF in New Orleans, LA, we want to make sure you have plenty of time to network with those in attendance! The attendees at CLEAN GULF are from a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, transportation, government/military agencies, academia, service companies and supplier/manufacturers, and bring fresh views and insights to the conversation. Get ready to cultivate relationships and connect with attendees in a fun and interactive way!

Golf Tournament – Lakewood Golf Club

Monday, October 28, 2019. Check-in at 1:00 PM
Registration at 1:00 PM (Practice Range- 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM).  Shotgun start at 2:00 PM
Entry Fee: $100.00 per person/$375.00 per foursome (Fee Includes: Course Fee, Range Balls, Cart, Drink Tickets, Awards Reception and PRIZES including HOLE IN ONE)
Format: Four man scramble; if you do not enter a team list, you will be placed with others.

Click here to access the PDF registration form or add it to your registration when you register for CLEAN GULF online. You must be registered for CLEAN GULF to play in the Tournament. 

Women in Emergency Management Happy Hour

Monday, October 28 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

CLEAN GULF’s first ever Women in Emergency Management happy hour promotes camaraderie, informal dialogue/conversation and networking in support of the growing community of women in preparedness, response, and recovery. All specialties welcome, e.g., operations, science, outreach and more! During this reception, attendees can make new inspiring connections across a broad range of experienced women and reinforce existing relationships with key stakeholders in the energy industry, government, and consultancies.

Welcome by Dr. Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Director, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO) with opening remarks from Capt. Kristi Luttrell, Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans.

Sponsored by:          Chevron_vert_rgb Shell       Print

Haunted Ghosts & Spirits Tour

Monday, October 28 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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New Orleans is often referred to as “The Most Haunted City in America.” Add Halloween to the mix… it’s sure to be a spooky week at CLEAN GULF!  Join your colleagues for a haunted walking tour in the French Quarter at dusk on Monday, October 28th. This is a private guided tour exclusively for CLEAN GULF attendees.
The Quarter is filled with colorful characters who lived, died and have chosen to remain in this historic city. Attendees will meet in the French Quarter for a group tour of the 300 year old European neighborhood. Your tour guide will stop along the route to show off some haunts and to tell the rich, historic secrets of the long departed. It’s a can’t miss, Halloween week networking event!

Attendees will meet at 400 Toulouse Street – the Grayline Lighthouse next to the Mississippi River in the French Quarter. Our guide will bring attendees on the 2 hour experience (with stops for cocktails along the way!) and will end the tour in the Quarter at the perfect time to grab dinner. Attendees should arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to avoid missing group.

Sign up with your CLEAN GULF registration or contact our customer services team at or (301) 354-2101 to add to your existing reservation. Questions? Contact Ashlyn Geoffrey at

*Please note – price includes the two hour tour and tip for guide. Cocktails along the way are not included.

Voodoo on the Bayou Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, October 29  5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

It’s opening night on the CLEAN GULF Bayou! Gypsies, pirates and fortune tellers galore – join us for a romp in the swamp, a sip of devil’s brew and time to connect with your fellow fiendish friends.

Sponsored by: ABLABS logo blue

CTEH Private Reception (invitation only)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
House of Blues New Orleans

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Exhibit Hall Networking Breaks – Exhibit Hall E

Tuesday, October 29 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM  sponsored by:   BNSFrail_Clogo
Tuesday, October 29  3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday, October 30  10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Wednesday, October 30  3:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Networking breaks make for the perfect opportunity to visit the exhibit hall and check out the products and services on display by our exhibitors.

Relax and Recover Breakfast, hosted by LiquidFrameworks (invitation only)

Room 260 Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Wednesday, October 30  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Let LiquidFrameworks help you relax before the day starts or recover from the previous evening’s festivities! No sales pitches or presentations, just a breakfast buffet and Bloody Marys.


Meet & Greet with the State & Federal Regulatory Agencies

Wednesday, October 30 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Representatives from BOEM, BSEE, USCG, PHMSA, EPA, LOSCO, TGLO, MDEQ, and TCEQ will be on hand in the Exhibit Hall to answer attendee questions relative to their activities.  The Meet and Greet will be on Wednesday only.

Nightmare on Bourbon Street Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, October 30  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Your time on the exhibit floor is coming to an end – but there’s still time for one last Halloween prowl! Bring your Halloween spirit for a trick or treat themed dessert reception. Don’t be afraid to decorate your booth and dress up for the occasion!

Sponsored by: Clean Harbors

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New Orleans, LA

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